In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship to cross the ocean. He's embarking on the most painful yet important journey of his life- he's leaving home to build a better future for his family.
Shaun Tan evokes universal aspects of an immigrant's experience through a singular work of the imagination. He does so using brilliantly clear and mesmerizing images. Because the main character can't communicate in words, the book forgoes them too. But while the reader experiences the main character's isolation, he also shares his ultimate joy.--from the publisher
128 pages 9780734406941 or 978-0734415868 Ages 12 and up
Keywords: graphic novel, immigrants, immigration, Angel Island, journey, 12 year old, 13 year old, 14 year old, 15 year old